St. Stephen's COVID-19 Response
The latest ELCA pandemic updates can be found HERE.
ALL IN-PERSON WORSHIP SERVICES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
ELCA Rocky Mountain Synod Bishop Jim Gonia sent a letter to church leaders strongly encouraging all churches in the Rocky Mountain Synod to suspend all worship services, meetings, and any other gatherings, for a time yet to be determined due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic.
At different points this situation will be reassessed and hopefully at that time we will have an idea when we can resume normal worship and other activities.
Please feel free to reach out to Pastor Mandy at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns. We will post updates on this page
COVID-19: How to Protect Yourself and Others
Know how it spreads
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
Wash your hands often
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
Inside your home: Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Outside your home: Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others
You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
The mask is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
Cover coughs and sneezes
Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.
Throw used tissues in the trash.
Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Clean and disinfect
Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
If surfaces are dirty, clean them.
Monitor Your Health Daily
Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.